West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool: Live Player Ratings for Both Teams

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistFebruary 2, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 26, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool travel to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in the Premier League, with both teams taking a point after a 1-1 draw.

At half-time, Liverpool were 1-0 up thanks to another goal from Daniel Sturridge, who tapped home after good play between Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez down the right channel.

However, a dreadful error from Kolo Toure handed Victor Anichebe the equaliser on a plate midway through the second half.

WBA Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Foster67
Jones56
McAuley78
Olsson6n/a
Ridgewell54
Yacob54
Mulumbu78
Brunt64
Gera66
Berahino65
Vydra55
b/r

 

Liverpool Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Mignolet67
Flanagan77
Skrtel88
Toure53
Cissokho77
Gerrard88
Henderson65
Coutinho65
Sterling88
Suarez77
Sturridge77
b/r

First half analysis

WBA—

Foster: Not much he could do about the goal. Has made one good save from a corner.

Jones: Cissokho has done him down the outside a couple of times. Not offered much in attack.

McAuley: One vital interception to prevent an almost certain goal.

Olsson: Wasn't really getting close to Suarez and went off injured.

Ridgewell: Being given a torrid afternoon so far.

Yacob: Earned a yellow card inside 15 minutes for three fouls. Nice passing but defensively given the run-around so far.

Mulumbu: The better of West Brom's midfielders, getting around the pitch to good effect.

Brunt: Barely involved in build-up play, little delivery so far.

Gera: Shown some good movement and has had his team's best shot at goal.

Berahino: Trying to break infield to support attack but not much to go on.

Vydra: Can't get his passing right and not much service or support.

 

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Very comfortable and hasn't had a shot to deal with.

Flanagan: Aside from giving the ball away once, has had another solid half.

Skrtel: Continuing his recent form with a dominant first-half display.

Toure: Poor concentration. Given the ball away twice in midfield, poor long passing, needs to step up.

Cissokho: Has had a good half. Providing an outlet down the left, good defensively. Lacking delivery though.

Gerrard: Superb again, making numerous interceptions and blocks and very reliable passing.

Henderson: Offering himself in transitions but not really impacting the game too much.

Coutinho: If he gets his decision-making right he could end the game as a contest. Picking good positions but giving the ball away.

Sterling: Best player in the first half. Pace, driving runs, a real aggressive threat.

Suarez: Linking play nicely and created the goal. Not a threat in the box yet though.

Sturridge: Scored the goal and has shown good movement.

 

Second half analysis

WBA—

Foster: Made two comfortable saves and one vital one from Suarez at 1-0.

Jones: Improved defensively after the break.

McAuley: Almost scored at one end and largely solid at the other.

Godin: Turned in knots by the front two at times.

Ridgewell: Never got to grips with his man, beaten every time.

Yacob: Very much a passenger in the game.

Mulumbu: Probably West Brom's best player, broke up attacks well and looked to support attacks.

Gera: Faded after the break though kept working the right flank.

Brunt: Hopeless delivery from set pieces and open play, really poor game overall.

Vydra: Worked hard but had no service.

Berahino: Not the best game of his short career.

 

LIVERPOOL—

Mignolet: Great save to deny McAuley, left exposed for equaliser.

Flanagan: Did well defensively but didn't offer enough going forward.

Skrtel: Defended well on the ground, gave away free kicks in aerial challenges.

Toure: Arguably the worst individual performance of the season from a Liverpool player. Gave away two vital points with a horrendous mistake, following the pattern of his entire 90 minutes.

Cissokho: A good outlet but no real end product.

Gerrard: Dominated the midfield from a defensive point of view but set piece delivery lacking.

Coutinho: Disappointing end product after seeing so much of the ball. Deservedly subbed, ultimately.

Henderson: Again, saw a lot of the ball but offered little. Not enough control from the midfield.

Sterling: Liverpool's best player, always looking to attack and beat his man. Did well at wing-back, too.

Sturridge: No chances second half and couldn't create danger either.

Suarez: Should have killed the game with a big chance, wasn't his day today.